Bordeaux is a gem of a destination for families. The city is very safe and offers quite a few attractions and museums where kids can spend hours and hours. It’s also a great base for all the day trips in the region, from Arcachon to Saint Emilion. The only thing you need to make it a perfect vacation is to find a family-friendly hotel in Bordeaux.
Before you start your search, you need to understand what neighborhoods in Bordeaux are the best ones to stay in. For that purpose, I created a very detailed guide to the best districts of Bordeaux.
This article gathers my recommendations for the 8 most kids-friendly hotels in Bordeaux. These include chains like Novotel but also small boutique hotels which I find to be a bit more cozy with kids. Whether you’re traveling on a budget or looking for a more luxurious experience, you’re guaranteed to find something that fits you on this list.
As I have been living in Bordeaux for quite a few years now I want to warn you that the summer here is hot! very hot! air conditioning is a must! So even if you decide to book a hotel that is not on this list, make sure it has AC. Needless to say everything on this list is equipped with AC.
Before we start, here are a few other articles I recommend you read if you’re traveling with kids to Bordeaux.
Family-friendly hotels in Bordeaux
FirstName is a new hotel from the Hyatt group that has been attracting quite a lot of buzz since its opening. If you like modern and clean design, this is the perfect place for you!
If you’re visiting Bordeaux with kids, I recommend taking the Tribe rooms. These include an extra large bed for the parents and a separate room with twin beds for the kids. If you travel with a baby, they can supply you with a cot.
One of the best features of FirstName Bordeaux is its restaurant. As it’s open the whole day you can enjoy a big breakfast, a delicious lunch and finish with amazing cocktails in the evening. The restaurant is quite kids friendly so you don’t have to go far to have a nice dinner in the evening when the kids are tired.
The hotel is located in Meriadeck, the administrative district of Bordeaux, positioned just a few minutes walk from one of the main squares, Place Pey Berland. Crossing the road from the hotel you enter Meriadeck, the main mall in the center of Bordeaux.
It’s not a cheap experience but the modern fun design and the proximity to everything makes it worth it. The hotel has parking available, a bonus in Bordeaux as parking can get quite expensive in the city center.
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Address: 14 Rue Claude Bonnier, 33000 Bordeaux
Maison Manège is a unique hospitality concept that blends the advantages of a guest house with the impeccable service and design of a boutique hotel. Each room is uniquely decorated giving it a general cozy feeling.
The place offers a few common areas like a little terrace, a dining table, a big living room, and a kitchen where you can cook your meals. There’s also a possibility of breakfast at the hotel. Their Massai Mara suite is perfect to host a family, and they can also provide a baby cot if needed.
Maison Manege is perfectly located in a residential area, just a few minutes walk from the most central parts of Bordeaux. You’re within walking distance from the main shopping street, the Opera house, and Place Gambetta, a perfect square for a picnic with the kids.
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Address: 27 Rue du Manège, 33000 Bordeaux
B&B La Maison Galiène is probably my favorite location on this list. Nested at the Jardin Public neighborhood, you’re in proximity to the best park in the center of Bordeaux, a perfect place for little ones. It’s also a few steps from rue Fondaudege, one of the rising streets of Bordeaux, especially for foodies.
The B&B is very calm and brightly designed, all recently renovated and air-conditioned. There’s also a shared lounge area for you to relax in if you’re too tired to go out to the city.
Families love this place, so be sure to book fast. Their Duplex Quadruple Room is perfect for families.
Book your stay here.
Address: 4 Rue Emile Fourcand, 33000 Bordeaux
Aparthotels are usually the best option when traveling with little kids. I mean, you know that dinner at a restaurant is not going to happen, so you might as well enjoy a proper kitchen. Adagio is one of the most popular aparthotels in Bordeaux and that’s why I added it to the list.
All their apartments include a little kitchen, a refrigerator, and a dining table. The room has AC, and there is an elevator, which is important if you have a stroller with you.
Like many other hotels on this list, Adagio is located between the commercial center Meriadeck and Place Gambetta, just a few minutes walk from the city center.
Book a room here.
Address: 40 Rue Edmond Michelet, 33000 Bordeaux
Another really great aparthotel in Bordeaux is Residhome on Quai de Bacalan, near the Bassin a flot district. While it’s not very close to the city center, it’s one of the most popular districts of Bordeaux with plenty of stuff to do.
Within a few minutes walk you’ll get to the famous wine museum, a kids’ sciences museum, and Halles de Bacalan, one of the most posh markets in town. Residhome is also located on tram line B, which will get you into the city center within 10-15 minutes.
The aparthotel offers 97 fully-equipped apartments, ranging from studios to one-bedroom units. Each unit has a kitchen, a small living room, an office area, and more. Their one-bedroom apartment fits a family of 4. The design of the apartments is modern and pleasant.
Book your stay here.
Address: 87 Quai Bacalan, Chartrons, 33300 Bordeaux, France
This little gem of a place is located in Merignac, one of the western suburbs of Bordeaux. The Shandita B&B is one of the most welcoming places on this list with big rooms and a magical garden.
The lovely owner of Shandita, Laurence, will pamper you with a delicious breakfast and homemade Crêpes. The B&B has an outdoor pool which is perfect for the hot summer days in Bordeaux.
For guests with children, Bed and Breakfast Shandita provides a babysitting service.
Whenever you need to get to the city center, you can take tram A. The closest station is located within a 10-minute walk in the Saint Augustin neighborhood, which is another hidden gem of Bordeaux.
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Address: 65 Cours d’Ornano, 33700 Mérignac, France
Maison Labruyère is located two steps from the main park of Bordeaux, Jardin public, which makes it a perfect location for families. It’s positioned in the Chartrons neighborhood, which is one of the more chic districts in Bordeaux with plenty of cafes and cute shops.
The beautiful 18th-century building is home to several, chic and very bright apartments. Some have a direct view of the park and others of the city. Some of the apartments even have a cute terrace.
As a family, you can get the Deluxe Apartment, which has a double bed and a sofa bed in the living room. There’s also a little kitchen and a dining table, which is handy for kids.
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Address: 52 Rue d’Aviau, 33000 Bordeaux
A bit far from the city center but if you’re looking for an affordable option for a family visit to Bordeaux, this is one of the most popular family hotels in the city. It’s one of the only options on my list that has a pool, so if that’s a must for you, this hotel is recommended.
If you don’t have a car you can reach the city within about 15 minutes by taking the C tram line.
If you’re visiting Bordeaux for at least a few days and are planning to travel a lot, this is a great location for you as you’ll be just a few minutes drive from the highway. The hotel is also located within a few minutes walk from Bordeaux Lac, the only beach in Bordeaux.
Book your stay here.
Address: Av. Jean Gabriel Domergue, 33300 Bordeaux
If you’re planning to spend some time in Arcachon, check out my article about where to stay in Arcachon.
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